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What's a great birthday gift for a 5 year old?

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BlueBumedFly Tue 20-Mar-12 21:32:49

DD is going to be 5 soon so what's new? She has a scooter, bike and a leapster. Loves arts and crafts but has pens galore. So what is new and fun? Money is not growing on trees obviously but any ideas gratefully received. Thanks.

mousymouseafraidofdogs Tue 20-Mar-12 21:36:04

tons of lego bricks?
magnifying glas/microscope? there is a cool thing that you cam plug into a tv.

lia66 Tue 20-Mar-12 21:41:03

My dd is getting yet more pens and lots of paper, coloured card, stickers etc. She loves it, she is learning to write at school now as I imagine your dd is so just loves this stuff.

Shivs1974 Tue 20-Mar-12 21:43:19

Dd2 got koolkardz (think that's how they spell it...!) and had lots of fun making little wallet sized laminated cards

BlueBumedFly Tue 20-Mar-12 21:45:37

Ah, they do that girl Lego now don't they? Friends? Good idea smile also pens never get old I know, may have to troll through

Cannot wait until she can understand theatre/theme parks treats are good gifts!

BlueBumedFly Tue 20-Mar-12 21:46:29

Will google koolcardz too ... thank you

PrisonerOfWaugh Tue 20-Mar-12 21:46:40

Yes to Lego and Playmobil
Junior Scrabble
Guess Who
A kite
Spirograph (Klutz do a good one)
Binoculars/camera/walkie talkies
Season ticket to something
Theatre trip

squareheadcut Tue 20-Mar-12 21:47:41

i asked my ds what he wants for his 5th birthday and he told me - it's a new spiderman costume. can you just ask your dd what she wants?

Whatevertheweather Tue 20-Mar-12 21:50:58

DD just turned 5 and her favourite presents were:

Card making kits from Hobbycraft plus lots of other craft stuff
Junior monopoly
Illuminated globe - she adores this and has spent a long time with it

BlueBumedFly Tue 20-Mar-12 21:54:45

Thanks prisoner - l think it's me that's the problem and I need some fun things, game related like guess who, I'm potentially over thinking this as I would have loved a Spirograph at 5.

Square - I hadn't asked her to be fair, I'll try tomorrow!

timetosmile Tue 20-Mar-12 21:56:56

A funky rucksac full of outdoor (cheap!) stuff like spades, bug-catching pot, chalks, bubbles, pack of seeds, I-spy type minibeast/garden book, gardening gloves....and of course a ball of twine for any number of adventures..they're all coming into the supermarkets now.
DS's (4.5yrs) best day out is to the garden centre...

BlueBumedFly Tue 20-Mar-12 21:57:00

Like the illuminate globe! I travel with work so she'd like go track me I'm sure!

This is great, thank you ladies !

BlueBumedFly Tue 20-Mar-12 22:00:32

Time - she is doing spring growing at school as this weeks project so that could be a fab idea, thank you!

ScabbyHorse Tue 20-Mar-12 22:01:06

Monopoly was a big hit in our house- the board game and the card game...also gardening stuff and baking stuff

Whatevertheweather Tue 20-Mar-12 22:06:57

We got this one Blue it's really lovely and tactile smile

Guess Who these days is rubbish! Very disappointing.

MerryMarigold Tue 20-Mar-12 22:07:16

Depends on the dd. Mine is 3 and she already LURVES clothes hmm and pretty shoes etc. so I get away with getting her things she needs for birthday/ xmas. For her birthday I got her a duvet cover and one of those pink curtain-y things to go round her bed and she was totally delighted (and uses it every day!).

NormanTheForeman Tue 20-Mar-12 22:08:01

Playmobil! smile

NormanTheForeman Tue 20-Mar-12 22:09:12

Lots of girls this age also like Polly Pocket/Sylvanian Families.

BlueBumedFly Tue 20-Mar-12 22:12:53

Love that globe, thank you for linking it.

Clothes are a nightmare, she likes to choose but I might try some hair bands etc.

Will google Playmoble and I've just found some stencil sets in Hello Kitty that look good too.

What great ideas, thank you.

BlueBumedFly Tue 20-Mar-12 22:14:49

We have Disney monopoly from when her sisters were young, didnt think she was old enough but will dust it off and give it a go thanks Scabby.

lilbitneurotic Tue 20-Mar-12 22:14:58

Don't know if your only looking for toys/ games but I gave my 5yr old neice these and they went down a storm.

NormanTheForeman Tue 20-Mar-12 22:15:09

Lots of things are possible with Playmobil, BlueBum - you only have to take a look at my profile pics to realise that........... grin

BlueBumedFly Tue 20-Mar-12 22:15:47

Polly pocket, cool. Sylvanian families could bankrupt me I suspect smile

BlueBumedFly Tue 20-Mar-12 22:18:29

Lilbit - the link didn't work, may you please try again? I'm up for any ideas!

lilbitneurotic Tue 20-Mar-12 22:24:21


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